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Wireless with no cable to wireless laptop

Please help me - I have purchased a Belkin Wireless Router and brought home and it had to be wired to a PC to work - went back to store got a Linksys Wireless G router as the cheaper Belkin was out of stock. The clerk assured me I would not have to connect an ethernet cord to my laptop. The disk tells me to connect the blue wire from the router to the laptop - - -do I have to connect this to a computer with a wire in order to be wireless????

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  • browe1956 Jul 04, 2008

    If this is just the first step, what is the next step?



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This is just the first setup step for you to access the router interface page to setup your wireless network name or SSID, encryption type, encryption key, etc ....

Posted on Jul 04, 2008

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    nsindian Jul 08, 2008

    connecting, wirelessly, using the settings from the first step.



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